A Hitchhiker's Guide to Jesus (Paperback)
Reading the Gospels on the Ground
Baker Academic, 9780801036064, 287pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2011
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This imaginative approach to Jesus studies chronicles the journey of Norm, a fictional college graduate who travels to the Middle East to see if he can study Jesus and follow him at the same time, and if curiosity will make him a better disciple or no disciple at all. Norm sets out on an adventure to investigate the New Testament and the life of Jesus for himself, hitchhiking simultaneously across the Gospels and the land. His travels offer students and lay readers a creative and engaging way to explore many of the major questions in Jesus studies today. Will Norm be able to reconcile his Christian faith with critical scholarship? As readers follow his faith journey, they learn the importance of asking probing questions. The book's lavish, journal-style interior design--featuring maps, photos, doodles, sketches, and email exchanges between Norm and his professor--makes it fun to read.
About the Author
Bruce N. Fisk (PhD, Duke University) is professor of religious studies at Westmont College and the author of "Do You Not Remember? Scripture, Story, and Exegesis in the Rewritten Bible of Pseudo-Philo" and "Interpretation Bible Studies: 1 Corinthians." A fresh voice in New Testament scholarship, he travels widely throughout the world of the earliest Christians--Israel/Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy--often with students.